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    Minister Nate Horner

    Nate Horner was sworn in as Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Rural Economic Development on November 5, 2021.

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Our responsibilities

The Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Rural Economic Development is responsible for:

  • policies, legislation, regulations and services necessary for Alberta’s agriculture, food and forest sectors to grow, prosper and diversify
  • inspiring public confidence in wildfire and forest management and the quality and safety of food
  • supporting environmentally sustainable resource management practices
  • leading collaboration that enables safe and resilient rural communities

In focus

When not being raised as livestock, wild boar are considered ‘at large’ and are a provincially regulated invasive pest.

Wildfire dashboard

Get up-to-date information on the number of active wildfires in the province, sizes, locations, suspected causes and more.

Livestock mortality management

Livestock mortality management includes the rules, regulations and best practices around livestock carcass disposal.

Agri-News

Get updates on agricultural business, livestock, crops, rural living, learning, jobs in agriculture and events.

New business resumption protocol

Business Resumption in Alberta (PDF, 476 KB) outlines roles and responsibilities in cases of a confirmed COVID-19 worker in a provincial or federal-licensed food facility.

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